Band"age, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bandaged (bnd"jd); p. pr. & vb. n. Bandaging (bnd"*jng).] To bind, dress, or cover, with a bandage; as, to bandage the eyes.
Band" Aid(bnd"d`) n. [from a Trademark.] An adhesive bandage, composed of a short ribbon of cloth or plastic with an adhesive coating on one side, and having a patch of gauze at the center. It is used to cover small cuts, abrasions, or blisters on the skin, and may be easily applied to and removed from the skin with no additional material. Originally a trademark, the term has been popularly used generically. [trademark]
2. A hurried repair; a temporary fix for a minor problem. The term has been used metaphorically to mean an ineffective cosmetic solution, when used on a serious problem.
Syn. -- quick fix, quickie, quicky.
[WordNet 1.5 +PJC]
Ban*da"la(), n. A fabric made in Manila from the older leaf sheaths of the abaca (Musa textilis).
Ban*dan"a} (), n. [Hind. bndhn a mode of dyeing in which the cloth is tied in different places so as to prevent the parts tied from receiving the dye. Cf. Band, n.] 1. A species of silk or cotton handkerchief, having a uniformly dyed ground, usually of red or blue, with white or yellow figures of a circular, lozenge, or other simple form; -- it is often used as a neckerchief. The term is also used for any large and brightly colored handkerchief.
[1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]
2. Hence: Any scarf worn on the neck or head, usually of large size.
3. A style of calico printing, in which white or bright spots are produced upon cloth previously dyed of a uniform red or dark color, by discharging portions of the color by chemical means, while the rest of the cloth is under pressure.
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